Name: Ellie Shaw
Short Bio: Ellie has cultivated a remarkable career in the financial services industry with two decades of experience that spans across Corporate and Investment Banking including Debt Capital Markets and Syndicated Loans. She has served a wide-ranging clientele across Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, and Asia. Since 2007, her professional focus has been on relationship management and business development. Ellie’s insatiable curiosity drives her keen interest in cutting-edge technologies, particularly in the realms of Digital Transformation and Blockchain, along with a deep commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles. She has enriched her knowledge by participating in prestigious programmes, including the UN-Environment Programme’s “Digital Transformation for Sustainable Development and SDG Impact” and the Frankfurt School Blockchain Centre’s “Web 3 Talent Programmes,” covering topics such as Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Decentralised Finance (DeFi) and NFTs. Today, Ellie dedicates a portion of her time to empowering others, particularly women, through mentorship in DLT and DeFi Talents Programmes.
LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ellie-shaw-b7354113/
My favorite DeFi protocol/project: Ethereum. I believe Bitcoin has been one of most interesting project which has shaken our world so far..
What fascinates you most about DeFi?: The rise of DeFi and long term impact it could have on traditional finance.
Your best knowledge resource in the DeFi space?: Ethereum.org, Chainalysis.com, DeFiLlama.com etc.
Your favorite Crypto Influencer: Vitalik Buterin
Your favorite word in Crypto Jargon: KYC “know your customer”
When and what was your first touchpoint with DeFi?: In February 2022, when I met one of DLT’s Talents who persuaded me to join the programs.